February 18, 2020

Pride in the North

Northern Health was proud to march with partners in the north at the 25th Anniversary Midsumma Pride March on 2 February – in recognition of our support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

As a collaboration between Northern Health, DPV Health, Nexus Health and Hume-Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership, staff and their family and friends marched with the banner ‘Pride in the North’ to a crowd of over 45,000 people lining the streets of St Kilda.

“Amongst the bright colours and rainbows, marching as a health service sends a strong message to our community. It says we are willing to change our practice to be more inclusive and create a safer space for the LGBTQIA+ community and staff,” said Electra Ulrich, Senior Dietitian and Co-chair of the Northern Health LGBTQIA+ Working Group.

“The day was fun, colourful and a great way to connect with others – from colleagues and other health services.” Electra added.

“I really enjoyed the day – it had such a warm vibe all over and it was great to be a part of it!”

Northern Health will be marching again next year with staff and the northern community – and it will be bigger and better! For more information or to share photos from the day, please email PrideintheNorth@nh.org.au.

Emergency Department Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Elisha O’Dowd
Co-chairs of the Northern Health LGBTQIA+ Working Group, Chrissy Nicolaidis and Electra Ulrich